My kids are 3 and 5 and love to read. I feed their love by having a ton of books around and letting them see me read during the day. We go to the library often, but there’s something so nice about owing books. Being able to pull them out again and again, reading them so often that we know the story by heart, or learning new facts about things and places near and far.
DK Canada has books on so many topics that the biggest problem is narrowing it down and only picking a few! This time I chose ones that I thought my kids would be interested in based on their recent questions. You know, the things about the world around them that I maybe should know how to describe but don’t. An encyclopedia, a body book, and a car book to the rescue!
My First Encyclopedia is the perfect book for finding facts. The book is broken into sections on body and health, everyday life, science and technology, the living planet, our world, and transportation. There is a lot of info in the book and we haven’t made our way through the whole thing yet, but that doesn’t matter. Encyclopedias are perfect to have around and they don’t have to be read cover to cover in one sitting. Kids are asking about why the leaves are falling from the trees? Find the section about trees and learn along with them.
There are beautiful pictures so that even non-readers will enjoy the encyclopedia. This is a book that I’m glad to own so we can go back to it over the years and learn more about the world around us, without having to make up the answers to the never ending questions (you know you do it too!)
The Incredible Pop-Up Body Book is incredible! The body that folds out from the pages is almost as tall as me and explains so many things. You can clearly see where the organs go – another thing my kids often ask about – and the muscles, bones, and how the blood circulates. For someone with a background in biology, I appreciate how clear the information is laid out and how easy it is to see how everything fits together. This is another book that doesn’t have to be read all at once and will provide information and entertainment for years to come.
The last book I chose is part of the Eyewonder series called Cars. We are a car family so I shouldn’t have been surprised when a lot of the information in this book was familiar to my kids. They especially liked the section on Formula1 racing, which is something their dad watches weekly, and karting. As with all the DK Canada books, the pictures that go along with the text are bright and draw the eyes. What I love about this series is the activities that are included, ideas to get the kids moving so they can incorporate what they’ve learned. I don’t know about your kids, but mine can only sit still for so long!
The Eyewonder series has so many great titles. You can learn about rainforests, the human body, airplanes, ancient rome, and more! We have many books from DK Canada in our house. I’m always impressed with the pictures and the amount of information and my kids pick these up again and again.
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned books for review. All opinions are honest and my own.
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